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Volume 2, Pages 542-545
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Latent Fingerprint Detection with SYPRO® Rose Plus Protein Blot Stain

Center for Forensic Studies, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA

Received 23 October 2001; Revised 11 December 2001; Accepted 14 January 2002

Copyright © 2002 Kimberly K. Bouldin and E. Roland Menzel.


Lanthanide complexes are employed in photoluminescence detection of fingerprints because their long luminescence lifetimes allow use of time-resolved imaging techniques to suppress problematic background fluorescence. To date, however, these complexes have been unsuccessful when used in developing old fingerprints on porous substrates. SYPRO® Rose Plus Protein Blot Stain remedies this shortcoming; it lends itself to smooth surfaces as well, thus having potential as a universal fingerprint reagent.